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Grateful Dead Live at Labor Temple on 1969-04-27


Topics Live concert


This show has been commercially released as "Dick's Picks, Vol. 26"

Turn On Your Love Light-> Me & My Uncle-> Sitting On Top Of The World, Dark Star-> Saint Stephen-> The Eleven-> Turn On Your Love Light, E: Morning Dew


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date April 27, 1969
Venue Labor Temple
Location Minneapolis, MN

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD > MR > D > CD > SHN
Transferred by J. Cotsman and Jeff Krakowka


Notes

SBD> MR> D> CD> SHN; EAC/shn encoding/minor Sound Forge edits by J. Cotsman, with thanks to Jeff Krakowka

Reviews

Reviewer: Go Faster, Get Rounder - - June 22, 2014
Subject: Dick's Picks 26 is phenomenol
I can't recommend DP 26 highly enough. I heartily encourage anyone who has not already bought it to do so. You will not be disappointed. Parts of it are even better than Live Dead.
Reviewer: gphishmon - - April 25, 2010
Subject: a nice companion to the Fillmore West DS's
This one is ferocious, relentless. I have a pretty good cassette, and TC is quite audible throughout, which he isn't always from this era (Live Dead being a perfect example). Also, there's some serious primal Dead going on during Lovelight, and the segues into M&MU and then SOTOTW are classic.
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - - April 23, 2010
Subject: DP 26
I think this is the better of the 2 shows featured on DP 26. Great DS>SS>11. this dark star gives 4/22 a run for its money; some real intense moments and some great phil/jer interaction. Excellent Eleven, the lovelight sandwich and Sitting' on Top of the World are also real nice.

p.s. I hate how on a lot of official releases (and some shows on the IA) they include the B-major jam as part of St. Stephen. William Tell is part of SS, the B-major sequence IS NOT.
Reviewer: crazybee - - January 17, 2010
Subject: Maybe this jogs some memories
Hey Magicastle - maybe this jogs your memory. It's a photo I found from inside Aveda. Looks like the 4th floor too, from the shape of the windows.

http://www.lucidhair.net/wp-content/uploads/inspiration_congress8_1.jpeg
Reviewer: bushpilot - - April 27, 2009
Subject: 40 Years Later
This was always one of my favorite tapes - and i do mean "tapes!"

(grin)

add 4/23/69 for some bright, sunny Spring tunes, drivin' and blarin'...

mike
Reviewer: magicastles - - May 28, 2008
Subject: Labor Temple info
If anyone cares, the 'Labor Temple' is on the 4th floor of (what is now) the Aveda beauty school on 4th & Central in Minneapolis, not to far from the U of M. Apparently, this was one REALLY HIP place to see a show back in the 60's... I think the Dead may have been the first band to play there (I may be wrong), But anyway, that would probably explain the WONDERFUL vibe of this show! I wonder if Aveda would let us up there, I'm sure the big room/theatre is still there....
Reviewer: Sachin78 - - May 24, 2004
Subject: Bird Song
About 8:30 into this beautiful Dark Star, I heard Mickey making bird chirping sounds! Weird, I thought, I've never heard that in a 69 concert! But then I realized that the chirping might be coming from outside my window, so I turned down the volume. And lo and behold, for the next 5 minutes I was chirping back and forth with this bird, me with my Dark Star (yeah, it's mine), her with her chirp chirp. I'd play it loud for a few seconds then cut it, and this bird would chirp for a few seconds then stop. Now if getting a bird to sing with you for 5 min isn't proof there's some premordial shit behind this music, nothing is.
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